Morristown Medical Center Opens Two State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, is a nationally ranked regional medical center and a recognize leader in cardiovascular medicine, orthopedics and nursing. Responding to the need for more operating space, the hospital announced the opening of two new operating rooms, for a total of 30 operating rooms on the medical center’s campus. In addition, the medical center added multiple post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) bays, providing more space for patients recovering from surgery, according to a statement from the hospital.

The 650-square-foot, state-of-the-art operating rooms boast best-in-class technology designed to allow maximum efficiency and promote the highest levels of patient safety needed to successfully complete even the most complicated procedures. Amenities include:

• Immediate access to vital information and medical records on multiple, strategically-placed monitors to offer surgical team better visibility

• Ability to manipulate medical images digitally from a touch panel at the nurse’s station

• Advanced surgical table technology and software for integrated and seamless table adjustments during robotic surgery, versus having to manually adjust the position of the table and patient

• Full integration of equipment to the medical software surgical teams use, allowing the equipment to sync with the surgeon’s instruments

• Powerful lights suspended from the ceiling to ensure accurate visibility, even in difficult situations; and enough space for robot-assisted surgeries, allowing the surgical team to perform even the most complex of surgeries

“The demand for the high-quality surgeries offered at Morristown Medical Center put us at over 80 percent utilization for our operating rooms,” said Dr. Rolando Rolandelli, chairman of surgery for Morristown Medical Center, in a statement. “With the increase in volume of surgeries requested, we needed the additional capacity, especially for inpatient and tertiary procedures.”

In addition to the operating rooms, Morristown Medical Center added six PACU bays, ensuring patients whose surgeries are completed are quickly wheeled to a recovery bay and out of the operating room, potentially minimizing their time under anesthesia, according to the hospital’s statement.

Morristown Medical Center has also expanded the waiting areas for families and loved ones of people having surgery. The expanded area allows for greater comfort and space for people who choose to wait out their loved one’s surgery in the medical center.

The operating rooms will be used for all surgical specialties including robotic surgery, general surgery including advanced laparoscopic procedures, orthopedic, spine, neuro and oncologic surgeries.